Plant plans deferred for site visit

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A controversial planning application to build an anaerobic digestion plant in Holme-on-Spalding Moor has been deferred for a site visit.

At East Riding Council’s planning committee meeting last Thursday, Councillor Victoria Aitken, ward councillor for Howdenshire, spoke on behalf of residents who are concerned about the proposed development of the plant on Park Lane.

Councillor Aitken said: “The site entrance would be located on the A614 Holme-on-Spalding Moor to Market Weighton route, a notorious black-spot for traffic and the plant would take 70,000 tonnes of waste which would have a huge impact on the volume and movement of traffic.”

She added: “I am very pleased that the planning committee have listened to the plea for officers to find more factual information relating to the site and in doing so have deferred the application to a future meeting.”

The committee agreed to a site visit in Holme-on-Spalding Moor and also intend to visit an existing anaerobic digestion plant of similar size in order to gain further knowledge before they make their decision.